Introduction to Sociology / Edition 8

Introduction to Sociology / Edition 8

by Henry L. Tischler
ISBN-10:
0534619991
ISBN-13:
9780534619992
Pub. Date:
01/01/2004
Publisher:
Wadsworth

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Introduction to Sociology / Edition 8

This revised edition of Tischler's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY continues a tradition of providing a proven and comprehensive textbook to students and professors at a lower, very reasonable price. With its built in study guide, practice tests, and available access to SociologyNow, no other textbook on the market provides students with a complete suite of study aids at an affordable price as INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Tischler is known for providing full coverage of sociological concepts in a student-friendly manner, and threading two basic ideas throughout the text- 1) sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline and 2) a basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. Each chapter progresses from a specific to a general analysis of society - each part introducing increasingly comprehensive factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534619992
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Henry Tischler, Ph.D., Henry Tischler received his bachelor's degree from Temple University and his masters and doctorate degrees from Northeastern University. A professor at Framingham State College in Framingham, Massachusetts, for more than two decades, he continues to teach introductory sociology every year. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Montclair State University, and Tufts University. His areas of interest are race and ethnicity, and crime and deviant behavior.

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
About the Authorxxiii
A Word to the Studentxxv
Part 1The Study of Society1
Chapter 1The Sociological Perspective2
Chapter 2Doing Sociology: Research Methods30
Part 2The Individual in Society53
Chapter 3Culture54
Chapter 4Socialization and Development80
Chapter 5Social Interaction and Social Groups108
Chapter 6Deviant Behavior and Social Control140
Part 3Social Inequality179
Chapter 7Social Class in the United States180
Chapter 8Global Stratification208
Chapter 9Racial and Ethnic Minorities230
Chapter 10Gender Stratification266
Part 4Institutions291
Chapter 11Marriage and Alternative Family Arrangements292
Chapter 12Religion328
Chapter 13Education358
Chapter 14Political and Economic Systems384
Part 5Social Change and Social Issues411
Chapter 15Population, the Environment, and Urban Society412
Chapter 16Health and Aging452
Chapter 17Collective Behavior and Social Movements480
Chapter 18Social Change500
Glossary521
References534
Credits558
Index559
Practice Tests575
Practice Test Answers638

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